Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Sorry this is a day late. I've actually had to go into work this week and boy it's been a heck of a week so far!!! Can't wait until Friday!!!

Now, on to the WINNER of the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop, alot of you guessed correctly on how much my "refund" (no refund, actually had to pay) was. It was $6, a $5 in the left and $1 on the right, and just in case anyone was wondering, I went with a Cinnamon Dulce! :D

I didn't say that you had to guess correctly to win though, so everyone was eligible!!! chose Jenn!!! Here's what she said:
"Super cute card! So fun - love Refundman! I'm guessing $10? TFS and thanks for the chance!"

Jenn, I will email you to get all your info, so I can get your candy out to you!

Thanks to everyone who hopped by!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!!! First I want to thank Angie for letting me to be on this hop. Below is a list of the bloggers participating in the hop, in case you get lost along the way. I am #9 on the hop, if you came from Mary  you are on the right track!

Along the Hop, you will see many different crafts, everyone is incredibly talented. I know you will have a  lots of fun!!!

1. Angie, TuttleTime,

2. Ellen, Craft Monkey,

3. Tristan, Tristan’s Time4Craftin,

4. Tammy, Nesting Pretty,

5. Elaine, Expressions by Elaine,

6. Angelia,

7. Belinda, Bee’s Hive of Drama,

8. Mary,

9. Wendy, (me)

10. Jackie,

11. Jill,

12. Leah,

14. Mary J.,

15. Tiffany,

16. Monica,

For my project I made my first tri-fold card! Super easy, I don't know why it's taken so long for me to try it. Martha Stewart's Scoreboard really made it easy for me, she has all the dimensions listed on where to score for several different card shapes, envelopes and even, boxes!!! I would highly recommend it!!! Well enough about Martha, and on to my card!!! Sorry about the fuzzy pictures, you can click on each one to get a better look.
Meet Ralph "The Taxman"

Sure, he looks friendly, but don't be deceived...Ive heard that his coworkers call him
 "The Auditator" !!!

Wait a minute, who's that???


 It's his Arche Enemy of course!!!

 Coming to save the day!!!


He's flying through the air, 

bringing Refunds to Everyone!!!

Thank you REFUNDMAN!!!

Another Tax Day Saved!!!

I found Ralph and Refundman at "Dude Time Doodles" have some really great "Guy" Digis there!!!
Their real names are "Revenge of the Nerd" and "Henry Hero" and I colored them with Copics
The card measures 9 x 6 3/4 and is scored at 2 1/4 and 6 3/4.
Red and Blue card stock-AC Summer
Patterned paper-AC-Tea Party, cut 6 x 2
Fonts-"Chipper" (front) and "Hey Arnold" (inside). I found "Hey Arnold" (yes the cartoon) at
Cuttlebug-Stars (pockets for $)
Pop Dots (for Ralph)
Wobble (to make Refundman fly)  :D

Now, did someone say BLOG CANDY??? Of course there's BLOG CANDY!!!
I couldn't decide on what CANDY to give out, so I decided on a GOODY BAG/BOX, of course filled with GOODIES!!!
To be eligible, you have to play my little game. You need to leave a comment on this post & your answer, along with a way to get in touch with you. Gilby and I would also like you to follow along the hop & leave some luvin' at each stop. As always, you DON'T have to be follower to win, but if you LIKE what you see, Gilby and I would love it!!!

Boy, this is a LONG post! Sorry about that. So on to the ?

Can you guess how much my REFUND was??? I'll give you a few of hints:
#1~ There is only one "bill" in each pocket of the card.
#2~ I'm using some of  it in the morning to stop by Starbucks for a Double Tall 4 Pump SF Vanilla, Soy Latte', Extra Hot or maybe a Double Tall Cinnamon Dole with 2 Splendas, extra hot. Hmm??? I am way over due for Starbucks!!!
#3~ I won't have much left after my Starbucks. :(

The cut off time for comments is 11:59pm Monday EST. will pick a winner on Tuesday & I will post it later that evening.

Your next stop is: Jackie, 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop 4/15-4/17

Hi Everyone!

Two more days until the big day!!! Come join us and we'll take away your blues!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Don't let Tax Day (April 15th) to make you blue!!!  Stop by our cheerfully, BLUE blog hop, April 15th-17th.

We are sure to get a smile out you!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I'm sooo excited to have received my first Blog Award!!! 

I was sooo happy to learn the other day that I got my first Blog Award!!!!
Tabitha from  awarded this to me!!!


Then, I found out this morning that I was awarded another Versatile Blogger from Cindy Lou over at !!!



The rules to this Award are...
Thank the person who gave it to you
List 7 things about yourself
Send the Award to 15 different Bloggers

Ok, so since I got this award twice, here are 14 random things (in no particular order) about me...
1.   I love to spend time with my boys
2.   My favorite color is periwinkle blue
3.   I work mostly from my pj's
4.   I'm a perfectionist with most things
5.   It can take me sometimes up to two days or longer to complete a card or layout
6.   My craft room is my favorite room in the house
7.   I don't like to cook, BUT I do like to bake
8.   I'm addicted to QVC and HSN starting the day after Thanksgiving up until the week 
      before Christmas
9.   I eat way too much sugar
10. I haven't done laundry or gone grocery shopping  much since I was remarried in 2007
11. I'm not a morning person until I've had my coffee
12. I spend too much time stalking way too many blogs
13. I prefer the mountains to the beach, unless of course it's a Tropical beach
14. I wish I had some friends where I live who like to scrapbook or craft

Now, on to 30 Blogs (in no particular order) that I know you will LOVE!!! They all have a variety to their work and are wonderfully talented!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 4, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I wanted to thank everyone who hopped along my blog for the April Fools Day Hop! Gilby and I appreciate all your wonderful comments. I think everyone who participated did a FABULOUS JOB!!!

Random. org chose # 19 for the WINNER of my Blog Candy. .

Trisha wrote....."Very cute. It is lunch time here and, now, I want a cupcake. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win."

Please contact me Trisha and I will mail out your candy right away!

Thanks again everyone!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop!!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday!!!  If you came here from Jillian's at, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to April's at It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun! I just want to thank April for inviting me to play, this is only my 2nd Blog Hop, so I'm super excited!!! There are lots of talented ladies on this hop, so I hope you enjoy!!!

For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” I didn't want to make a card, I wanted to do something arts & crafty, as I haven't done anything like that in while. I have to tell you, this was a tough one for me, but all of a sudden it just hit me!

I have totally been in the cupcake mode lately with watching all the cupcake shows on TV, how could I not! I LOVE cupcakes, LOVE to make them & eat them!!! So I decided to make a "faux" cupcake, there were lots of great blogs & u-tube videos with tutorials. I had really wanted to make something a bit more grand than this, but work & family obligations kind of got in the way,  I was down to the wire on this one. BTW, notice the M.S. Cupcake Cookbook??? I highly recommend it, there's a chocolate frosting recipe in there that's to "die for"!!!

3" Styrofoam ball cut in half
Styrofoam cone cut from the top
Lightweight spackling for frosting
Blue gel food coloring 
Hot glue gun
Paper crimper
Pattern paper is American Crafts~ala Carte~Pumpernickel
Tiny brads from my stash
Real candle

Here are a couple of blogs I got the idea from, they both have really good tutorials and their ingredients are similar.

I found Lisa's to be the quickest for me since I was in such a time crunch. She has a  some real cute ones. *TIP* I used a frosting spreader (not sure if that is the technical name)instead of a putty knife.

Emily's, from are really cute too, she has a bit more ingredients and steps to follow, but they look like they are worth it. It's also a great blog for all things crafty!

Next in line is KAYLA from Her blog is so cute, I love the over all design of her blog and she is super talented! I like how she goes from something so cute to something beautiful, she covers it all.
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:


Vicki Wilson






Ashley (via Vicki Wilson)



Kim (via Vicki Wilson)



Wendy   (that's me)












I don't know about you, but after all this cupcake talk, I could really use something sweet, so how about some Blog Candy?!?!!!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you. I don't require that you become a follower, but if you would like to, Gilby and I really appreciate it!  :D

Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes. I'll announce the winner ( of my candy on Monday night. How about some paper ribbon.....just in time for Easter!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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